Connie Ford

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AAMC Discussion on Senate Health Bill

  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC and established in 1876. Without coverage, people often delay getting the care they need, turning a manageable condition into a dangerous and costly emergency. When Congress began considering health care reform, including reforms to Medicaid, the AAMC outlined three key principles …

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They will never stop scheming. Failure to decimate health care won’t stop this 13 white male Republican Senate panel to continue secret negotiations. Fax them.

They don’t have the votes for now to throw millions off of healthcare. Time to be alert for back room negotiations.  Count the times these Republicans in congress have tried to repeal Obamacare, if you can keep track of the dozens of times.  If they won’t work with Democrats, they should not be in congress. …

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FIX-IT Healthcare at the Tipping Point

A powerful documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide. It makes the case for business leaders support for major healthcare reform. The film was two years in the making, with more than forty voices advocating for reform, including: activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, patients, business and labor leaders.This documentary takes an …

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Big Lies about CA Single Payer Healthcare begins.

KNOW THE FACTS! As the Single-payer bill heads to the state Assembly, big pharma wants to discourage us with this….SACRAMENTO — As a legislative deadline loomed, California senators Thursday — in some cases, reluctantly — voted to pass a $400 billion plan to create a government-run health care system without a way to pay for …

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Trump signed away your internet privacy. A California legislator wants to give it back.

  Call CA (R) Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham Phone: (805) 549-3381 SLO.  Vote YES on AB 375 introduced by CA (D) Assemblyman Ed Chau. AT&T, Comcast and other internet service providers can continue to track every search you make and website you visit and sell that information to the highest bidder, under legislation recently signed by …

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Small town, low income Santa Maria pays city staff top dollar, receives unfavorable grand jury report.

As of 2015, 30.4% of Santa Maria residents were living below the federal poverty line of about $24,000 year. Santa Maria City Manager salary exceeds $376,000 including benefits.  30 other city salaries exceed $200,000. Statistics in an article in the Santa Maria Times, February 24, 2017: As of 2015, 30.4% of Santa Maria residents …

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Give the California DISCLOSE Act a vote! Last Wednesday, June 11, over 150 people from all around the state rallied and lobbied their legislators to demand that the California legislature give AB 14, the California DISCLOSE Act, its promised vote to stop secret money in politics. Chants rang out loud and clear across the Capitol …

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Trump ignores the world, withdraws the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement

The main goal of the Paris deal was to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius. Beyond that point, scientists worry that catastrophic impacts of warming become irreversible. Trump at the White House:   INDIVISIBLE.  WHAT YOU CAN DO NEXT. Trump Against the Planet: Defending the Climate with Local Action

CA DEM Convention 2017 Resolutions

Adopted by the California Democratic Party At its 2017 Statewide Convention Sacramento Convention Center MAY 21, 2017In Support of Abolishing the Doctrines of “Corporate Constitutional Rights” and “Money Equals Political Speech” MAY 21, 2017Resolution Opposing Trump Plan for California Offshore Drilling MAY 21, 2017Resolution for a State Boycott of Koch Products MAY 21, 2017Kids …

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Another bill, H.R. 1180 that erodes work-life balance for women.

Congress is considering the deceptively-named Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801), which would erode longstanding overtime protections and create a “comp time” law that would offer hardworking people a false choice between time off and money in their paychecks. Access to a high standard of benefits and policies that promote work-life balance, which are …

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217 Republican U.S. House of Representatives voted Yes to gut health care for millions.

Here are the names of all of the Republicans who voted Yes on May 4, 2017. (Click on image to enlarge.) Action #1.  Call Toll free 1-844-241-1141 (a number that will randomly make the selection of who receives the call) and tell them that you:  “will be funding their opponent in their next re-election.  It’s …

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Santa Maria City Community public TV station may lose funding. (See our Sign Petitions to help)

  Santa Maria….USE IT OR LOSE IT!!     It’s OUR community channel available at minimal cost.  The studio is the only one of its kind in northern Santa Barbara County. It’s in the hands of the Santa Maria City Council and the Supervisors of Santa Barbara County to keep or discontinue this community benefit!! Professional equipment …

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Santa Maria Airport. To expand or stay the same?

  SANTA MARIA AIRPORT: What will be the future for the Santa Maria airport for the next 20 years? Question:  Will our airport be critical to attracting businesses, and jobs, to our area? The Santa Maria Airport District Board of Directors, composed of 5 elected officials, will hold a public workshop, the fifth out of …

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The Democratic Party wants YOU to run for political office.

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION ON OUR POST OR A PHONE MESSAGE AT (805) 349-2708, or email at, attention Connie Ford.  If you think the country is headed in the wrong direction, and you are willing to get involved as a game changer, then now is the time to come forward …

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Santa Barbara County law enforcement officials do not plan on cooperating with I.C.E.

Article on March 7, 2017: Santa Maria Times – Santa Barbara County law enforcement officials do not plan on cooperating with I.C.E.